If you are new to AYF cheerleading, all cheerleaders participate in sideline cheering for football. D10 and D8 Girls perform an exhibition routine at the local cheer competition at the end of the season. Older cheerleaders, D12 and up participate in competitive cheering. Cheerleaders are expected to fully participate in games and exhibition / competition until completion of the season.
When are practices? Cheerleaders typically practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights 6:00-8:15. D10 and D8 practices will be adjusted once school starts.
When are games? Games are Saturdays, beginning approximately the last week of August and running through the end of the season. Yes, we cheer in the rain so a clear poncho is a great idea to bring to games. All cheerleaders are expected to be at all games. We have a strong connection with our football teams and we are proud to cheer for them. How does competition work?
Cheer competition is progressive from local (PYFCL) to regional to the national level. In order to advance to the next level, a team must earn 1st or 2nd place in their division. Teams who do not have competitors in their division must earn a minimum score. There is no “automatic advance”. Teams must perform their 2 ½ minute routine at their best. No second chances.
When is competition?
Local Competition is typicallyin October. Regional Competition is typically the Friday following Thanksgiving. Locations vary year to year. Travel is usually required. National competition is held in Florida. It is usually the second week of December and will require absences from school.
What is included in the registration?
Uniforms will be issued after season starts. At that time, you will also receive shoes and bloomers (as part of your registration). Uniforms are loaned and returned to the Broncos at the end of the season. We have compiled a list of what you will generally need, including what is provided as part of the registration fee as well as additional required and optional purchases.
Are there any additional expenses?
The following items are available for purchase through our Bronco Store: poms, team warm-up suits, and hoodies / sweatshirts.
Tumbling Classes & Cheer Camps
Information will be provided to the families about available classes, camps, and clinics. These are optional yet highly encouraged.
Age Groups- age groups may be combined if neccessary